Workshops / Classes

Essex Print Studio hosts workshops and classes in a range of printmaking techniques. We invite practising, professional printmakers to design and run some exciting and interesting classes at Hippo Screenprinters’ studio in Margaretting. We are also working with some alternative venues in Essex in which to hold a selection of our classes in order to expand our possibilities.

Our workshops and classes are designed to appeal to everyone from interested beginners to professional artists wishing to extend their practice. The list below will continue to expand and grow as we add additional exciting events so keep checking back for updates.

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Vouchers

Vouchers !!

We now have vouchers for sale

We have vouchers available for either £10 or £25 which are redeemable against the cost of any of our classes and/or workshops. Simply enter the code on the voucher into the Eventbrite booking form for your chosen class.
These vouchers make the perfect gift for the arty person in your life and the postage is FREE !
Click BUY below to choose the value and quantity of vouchers you would like.

Please note that the vouchers cannot be redeemed for cash

Screenprinting Improvers

SCREENPRINTING Improvers Weekend

Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th August 2017

11am – 5.00pm

£150 per person

Tutor: Lynne Blackburn
Venue: Essex Print Studio

This 2 day workshop is designed for those with some previous experience of screenprinting who want to refresh or expand their knowledge of the process. It is a perfect follow on workshop for those who attended our 'Screenprinting for Beginners'.

You will be aiming to go home with a small edition of 2 colour screen prints, printed using a combination of different processes. You will also go away with the ability to confidently prepare designs and print them on your own.

Bring along your ideas for a 2 colour, A4 design and, if you want to include photographic elements, an image saved on a usb stick. It's also a good idea to bring a packed lunch as we are a long way from the shops ! We will supply everything else you need.

Suitable for those with some experience of Screenprinting

Life Drawing

LIFE DRAWING

Wednesday 6th September 2017

6.30pm – 8.30pm

£15 per person

Tutor: Lynne Blackburn
Venue: Brentwood Road Gallery, Romford

Life drawing classes with a difference! We are holding these regular Wednesday evening classes at the Brentwood Road Gallery in Romford. We will have a nude life model and will be introducing you to drawing, from life, using 2 different monoprint techniques.
Group bookings welcome - we can accommodate up to 15 people

All materials provided.

Please note that we are unable to offer refunds except in exceptional circumstances

Suitable for beginners and those with experience of life drawing

Japanese PaperMaking

JAPANESE PAPER MAKING

Sunday September 10th

10.00am – 3.30pm

£70 per person

Tutor: Mandy Brannan
Venue: Essex Print Studio

We welcome back Papermaker and Book Artist Mandy Brannan to Essex Print Studio to host this fascinating workshop.
Learn how to prepare and hand-beat kozo fibres which add both strength and delicacy to handmade paper. Then combine them with pigmented abaca fibres and recycled pulp, using the traditional style of Japanese papermaking, to create experimental papers that can used for printmaking as well as the chine colle process.

We will have lots of items available to purchase on the day so that you can go away ready and equipped to make your own paper at home. There will be deckles, samples for making paper pulp and everything else that you might need.

All materials provided. This class is limited to 5 places.
All orders are final and unfortunately we cannot issue any refunds, except in exceptional circumstances.

Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

Solar Plate

Advanced Solar Plate Workshop

Saturday 16th September 2017

11.00am – 5.00pm

£70 per person

Tutor: Dawn Cole
Venue: Essex Print Studio

A one day workshop for those who have completed our 'Solar Plate Saturday' introduction workshop, or for those who already have some experience of Solar Plate Etching and want to expand their knowledge.

This workshop gives an opportunity for individuals to develop their use of Solar Plate Etching (otherwise known and Photopolymer etching) through experimentation with guidance and support.

We will explore ideas of ways in which Solar Plates can be exposed, using natural objects such as leaves, and by layering images. Each individual will focus on how they want to develop their own use of Solar Plates, and various inking and wiping techniques will be demonstrated.

All materials will be included in the price of the workshop but you are encouraged to bring along any additional items that you would like to experiment with - such as specialist papers, objects or natural materials. You may also want to bring some images, printed out onto acetate.

Suitable for those with some experience of Solar Plate etching.

Letterpress

The Joy of Letterpress

Saturday 30th September 2017

10.00am – 3.00pm

£60 per person

Tutor: Julieta & David of Pixel Press
Venue: Essex Print Studio

Julieta and David, of Pixel Press, are returning to Essex Print Studio to host another of their really enjoyable workshops to ‘allow you to experience the joy of letterpress’.
This is a one day workshop where you can have fun creating your own letterpress poster from Pixel Press' collection of beautiful, old wooden type and then print them on two different presses. You can take all your creations home to frame up for your wall or to give to friends or family as a lovely gift.
Bring some lunch with you but everything else you need will be provided.
Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.
If you would like to book with a group of 4 or 5 people contact us directly for a discount !

Suitable for beginners and those who have some experience of Letterpress printing

Life Drawing

LIFE DRAWING with Monoprint

Wednesday 4th October 2017

6.30pm – 8.30pm

£15 per person

Tutor: Lynne Blackburn
Venue: Essex Print Studio

Regular, first Wednesday of every month, Life Drawing evening classes at the Brentwood Road Gallery in Romford.

Life drawing classes with a difference! We are holding these regular Wednesday evening classes at the Brentwood Road Gallery in Romford. We will have a nude life model and will be introducing you to drawing, from life, using 2 different monoprint techniques. You are also welcome to bring along your sketchbook and preferred drawing materials if you prefer to work in this way.

Group bookings welcome - we can accommodate up to 15 people

All materials provided.

Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

Suitable for beginners and those with experience of life drawing

Etched & Cut Lino

Etched & Cut Lino Weekender

Saturday 28th October & Sunday 29th October 2017

10.00am – 4.00pm

£160 per person

Tutor: Steve Edwards
Venue: Essex Print Studio

This exciting weekend workshop is suitable for those who are already familiar with lino cutting techniques and who want to add a new dimension to their practice. Over the 2 days you will create an A4 lino print using 2 or 3 lino blocks and combining both cut and etched marks. This will involve learning how to etch the lino block using a solution of caustic soda. You will learn how to register your multiple lino blocks so that they print over each other.

You will need to have an idea of your image to bring with you and it should involve some textural background areas and other, strongly defined elements.

All materials will be provided but you might like to bring along a packed lunch

Suitable for those who have some experience of Lino printing